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Key West Shore Excursion: Conch Tour Train

Florida, United States

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

When arriving at the Port of Key West, explore the best this island city has to offer on a narrated, 90-minute Conch Tour Train independent excursion. Visit Key West’s top attractions and learn about the Conch Republic’s history and residents, past and present. See where Ernest Hemingway used to hang out and find out why Harry Truman used to spend so much time here. Get to know Old Town Key West, from the Front Street Depot to Mallory Square, including live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor. It’s Key West’s original sightseeing tour.
  • Key West shore excursion on the Conch Tour Train
  • Travel through the island’s golden age of settlement, through the exciting railroad days, Great Depression and WWII
  • Enjoy this tropical island, and discover the charm of one of the most unique architectural cities in the US

What's Included

  • Narrated train ride tour
  • Local taxes
  • Free Admission to the Sails to Rails Museum
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Port pickup and drop off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Traveler pickup is offered
    Meet at Mallory Station - 10 minute walk from port

    Ports

    • Mallory Station


Departure Time

  • 6/30/2020 - 2/15/2023
    Monday - Sunday:10:15 AM - 04:15 PM

What To Expect

After arriving at the Port of Key West, get to know this island city and its top attractions on an entertaining and educational Conch Tour Train excursion.

The Conch Tour Train is a tribute to industrialist Henry Flagler’s “railway over the sea,” an engineering miracle when he brought the railroad to Key West in 1912. This tour has treated visitors to a detailed look at the island city’s most historic and interesting attractions for more than 50 years.

The train departs daily from the Front Street Depot and ends roughly 90 minutes later at popular Mallory Square, where everyone comes to hang out, eat and shop. Throughout the tour, see the area’s top attractions and learn about its many residents, past and present. See some of the places Ernest Hemingway used to hang out and find out why Harry Truman spent so much time on the island. Listen to stories of pirates, Indians and wreckers and find out how they gave Key West its reputation.

A sightseeing tour of Key West has never been easier — or more fun — than this Conch Tour Train view of the island. Experience Key West in this unique way. 

This excursion is located within a 10-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Key West. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.
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Conch Tour Train

While you’re in port in Key West, hop on the Conch Tour Train for a trip around the southernmost island in the archipelago that is one of America’s finest jewels. The train will take you on a ride through Key West’s past – go back to the days before civilization, when fierce Native Americans left their enemy's bones to bleach in a tropical wilderness, naming the island Bone Key. Hear about bold Spanish explorers, brave “wreckers,” great cigar barons and sponge magnets. Get to know characters like John James Audubon, Ernest Hemingway and Harry S Truman and, like them, become captivated by Key West’s magic. Please note: This excursion is located within a 10-minute walk to the cruise port so you determine the time you return to your ship in Key West. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our Worry-free policy.

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
Operated by Historic Tours Of America

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Key West Shore Excursion: Conch Tour Train?

A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Key West Shore Excursion: Conch Tour Train.

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We had a wonderful afternoon. The...
Beverly D, Jan 2017
We had a wonderful afternoon. The jokes were corny but the scenery was great. I had my elderly mother with me and the crew could not have handled her better. They brought a step for her to make it easier for on/off transport and stored her walker for us.
The tour was very thorough and...
Tennille E, Jan 2015
The tour was very thorough and provided a lot of interesting information. I enjoyed that aspect of it. On the other hand, we found the tour operators to be very rude beforehand. I was not greeted at all, and when I had to get them to interact with me to ask a question, they were curt and unwelcoming. That is very uncommon for tour operators. I've been on several, and they were the rudest I've ever encountered. Additionally, even though the viator purchase states you can provide a paper ticket or an e-ticket, we experienced a great deal of trouble presenting our e-ticket to the counter. At first, they were refusing to honor our e-tickets, and therefore, did not intend to let us ride. Obviously, that was not going to be an option, and we had to help them troubleshoot the obvious. We should not have had to do that. This particular team needs a lot of work in the customer service department.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Tour was great but there was a ton...
Nancy_D, Feb 2013
Tour was great but there was a ton of confusion in trying to get on the train. We pre-purchased tickets and were told to stand in line to get the actual ticket. Got in line and then got pulled out and told to wait for someone to bring us tickets. We waited about 15 minutes and then had to go find the person. Took about 20 minutes to get on a train.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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